Most vapes/e-cigarettes contain nicotine, which is highly addictive. Use this checklist to see if you show signs of being hooked. When you haven’t vaped for a while, do you:
- Have a strong craving to vape?
- Feel angry, irritable, or restless?
- Feel nervous or anxious because you can’t vape?
- Vape in places you’re not supposed to, like school?
- Have trouble concentrating when you haven’t vaped for a while?
- Feel like you need to vape to feel better?
If you said yes to one or more of these, you may be dependent on nicotine.
Quitting vapes or other tobacco products can be hard. You don’t have to go it alone.
- My Life, My Quit™ has youth coach specialists trained to help young people by phone or text. Call 855-891-9989 or text “Start My Quit” to 36072 for free and confidential help. For more information or to sign up online, visit mylifemyquit.com.
- This is Quitting powered by truth® is a free and confidential texting program for young people who vape. Text “VapeFreeMass” to 88709 to get started! Receive daily text messages about quitting or cutting down. You can sign up even if you’re not sure you to quit right now.
- Visit teen.smokefree.gov for tools and tips.
- Ask for help from your school nurse, counselor, athletic coach, doctor, parent, or other trusted adult.
- Many young people in Massachusetts report feeling concerned about their friends who vape, so try talking to a friend for support.
- Make a list of your reasons to quit and keep them near you.
- Make a plan for quitting.
- Switch your routine to keep your mind off vaping and help deal with cravings.
- It’s normal for people to slip up when they’re trying to quit. Think about why you slipped, understand your vaping triggers, and create a plan for next time. You got this!